The Whiskey utility for macOS has been released, which allows you to quickly launch games from Steam

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Summarize this content to 100 words Developer Isaac Morovitz has released Whiskey, a macOS utility that allows non-technical users to run Apple’s Game Porting Toolkit. You can use the tool to launch new games from Steam on Mac.Whiskey is developed based on CrossOver 22.1.1 and Apple’s Game Porting Toolkit. CrossOver itself is built on the Wine code base and allows you to run Windows applications on macOS without an installed operating system. The program interface is also developed on SwiftUI. Whiskey only works on machines running macOS Sonoma.Installation requires the latest version of Whiskey and the Game Porting Toolkit. After that, the Whiskey file should be transferred to the “Programs” folder, run it and drag the dmg file of the utility from Apple into the program window. With Whiskey you can create a new instance with the required version of Windows and run it. Next, you can select the desired file exe or msi to install the Windows program.It’s also important to note that on first launch, Whiskey will check if the supporting utilities: Rosetta, Wine, and GPTK are installed. If they are not on the machine, the program will offer to download them and perform the initial setup. Whiskey can be installed from the Homebrew package manager repository using the command brew install –cask whisky. The utility is fully translated into Russian.Thus, the user can install Steam on macOS and use it to download games that are not ported to Mac. The developer reports that most games work “out of the box”. Problems usually arise with projects that use anti-cheats, third-party launchers or online services. The project repository describes workarounds for running Elden Ring, Diablo IV, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Skyrim SE.

The Whiskey utility for macOS has been released, which allows you to quickly launch games from Steam

Developer Isaac Morovitz has released Whiskey, a macOS utility that allows non-technical users to run Apple’s Game Porting Toolkit. You can use the tool to launch new games from Steam on Mac.

Whiskey is developed based on CrossOver 22.1.1 and Apple’s Game Porting Toolkit. CrossOver itself is built on the Wine code base and allows you to run Windows applications on macOS without an installed operating system. The program interface is also developed on SwiftUI. Whiskey only works on machines running macOS Sonoma.

Installation requires the latest version of Whiskey and the Game Porting Toolkit. After that, the Whiskey file should be transferred to the “Programs” folder, run it and drag the dmg file of the utility from Apple into the program window. With Whiskey you can create a new instance with the required version of Windows and run it. Next, you can select the desired file exe or msi to install the Windows program.

It’s also important to note that on first launch, Whiskey will check if the supporting utilities: Rosetta, Wine, and GPTK are installed. If they are not on the machine, the program will offer to download them and perform the initial setup. Whiskey can be installed from the Homebrew package manager repository using the command brew install --cask whisky. The utility is fully translated into Russian.

Thus, the user can install Steam on macOS and use it to download games that are not ported to Mac. The developer reports that most games work “out of the box”. Problems usually arise with projects that use anti-cheats, third-party launchers or online services. The project repository describes workarounds for running Elden Ring, Diablo IV, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Skyrim SE.

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